Dick Clark Sued for Age Discrimination

Dick Clark sued for age discrimination

A 76-year-old game show producer sued “American Bandstand†icon Dick Clark’s production company for age discrimination Monday, saying he was “embarrassed, humiliated and aggravated†when he was passed up for a job by his fellow septuagenarian.

Ralph Andrews, producer of such game shows as “Liar’s Club†and “Celebrity Sweepstakes,†claims in his Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit that Clark, 74, sent him a letter in May of 2003 saying he was too old for a job with his production company.

In Clark’s defense, he looks much younger than 74.

Hat tip: Virginia Postrel

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  1. Richard says:
  2. McGehee says:

    Jeez, I think I can remember watching Dick Clark when he was 34!

    How the heck does a 74-year-old man manage to make a 42-year-old man feel old?

  3. Richard says:


    Your young in type.


    I’ll be more direct, you got a broken link in this post

  4. Ron says:

    he looks much younger than 74
    Hey, that’s nothing, I look younger than 74.